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VIDEO: Blues on an Electrified Step Ladder

Are stepladder guitars the next trend that will take the place of shovel guitars?  We're not sure, but we're in love with this creative use…

Started by Nation News

0 Feb 12

PBS showcases Thom Allen's Cigar Box Guitars

Cigar Box Nation member, Thom Allen was recently featured by WHYY-TV, a Philadelphia based PBS station.  In this clip, he is interviewed ab…

Started by Nation News

1 Feb 12
Reply by Uncle John

Bluesboy Jag explores the secrets of Ed Stilley's guitars

Report and photos by Bill Jagitsch, aka Bluesboy Jag.  Learn more about Jag at: http://www.jagshouse.com/cigarboxguitars.html The photos…

Started by Nation News

6 Feb 10
Reply by Tim

Jerome Graille rocks Metallica's "Sad But True" on cigar box guitar & guitarelele

French phenom, Jerome Graille continues to push the cigar box guitar into new territories.  Check out his smokin' cover of Metallica's "Sad…

Started by Nation News

3 Feb 9
Reply by Terry Campbell

How to Play Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" on 4-string Cigar Box Guitar

Janis Wilson Hughes takes you through the riffs of Money For Nothing on a 4-string cigar box guitar.  She even gives amp settings! Tuning:…

Started by Nation News

4 Feb 8
Reply by Janis Wilson Hughes

VIDEO FEATURE: Skateboard Guitars

There's a growing movement of people transforming old skateboards into guitars and basses.  Like cigar box guitars, there are no rules to…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

6 Feb 8
Reply by John Sawyer

Fun with a 2x4 Bass - Build Your Own

God bless the writers of science magazines back in the 1960's.  Everyone wanted to be a rock star, so they found innovative ways to make th…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

10 Feb 5
Reply by Thomas Morgan

VIDEO - 1917 Film, "The Making of a Ukulele"

The video was made from archive footage filmed by the Ford Motor Company around 1917, for a film titled "The Making of a Ukulele". Around t…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

4 Feb 2
Reply by Mr.melo

John Nickel's Sonic Alchemy: Double Pickup CBG + two Queens of the Stone Age Covers

One of the most exciting solo acts on the cigar box guitar scene is Muscle Shoals one man band, John Nickel. Taking the stage with drum tri…

Started by Nation News

2 Jan 31
Reply by Andy Busch

BUILDING TIPS: How to Use Capacitors with Piezos in Cigar Box Guitars

Ben Gitty and Glenn Watt filmed this episode of Cigar Box Nation TV to answer those questions you've had on taming the brittle sound of p…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

5 Jan 26
Reply by Lonman

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